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Faith and Family

The Comfort of Predictability

Nov 18, 2020 Faith and Family
If there is anything I have learned as a parent, it is that the only thing you can be certain about is that your life with your kids will be filled with uncertainty.

Faith and Family for November 22: Judgment of the Nations

Nov 15, 2020 Faith and Family
When the Son of Man comes, this week's Gospel tells us, the nations will be separated based on what they did to help those in need.

Faith and Family for November 15: Parable of Talents

Nov 11, 2020 Faith and Family
This week's Gospel reading is about the parable of the talents, in which the servant who buried his talent is admonished, while the one who shared his is praised.

Faith and Family for November 8: Parable of the Ten Virgins

Nov 4, 2020 Faith and Family
This week's Gospel story recounts Jesus telling the disciples that the Kingdom of Heaven is like 10 virgins going out to meet their bridegrooms.

What My Dad Taught Me about Voting

Nov 3, 2020 Faith and Family
Before I lost my dad this past summer, every time I would step off the elevator at the nursing home to head to his room I would hear the familiar sound of his television blaring one of the many news programs he watched consistently.

Why Journal?

Oct 29, 2020 Faith and Family
Author Terry Hershey talks about the benefits of putting pen, crayon, marker, or any other writing instrument to paper and capturing what we're going through at that moment.

Faith and Family for November 1: The Beatitudes

Oct 23, 2020 Faith and Family
When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain, and after he had sat down, his disciples came to him. He began to teach them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.

Faith and Family for October 25: The Greatest Commandment

Oct 21, 2020 Faith and Family
This week's Gospel teaches us about the greatest commandment of them all--to love one another.

What a Hero Looks Like

Oct 15, 2020 Faith and Family
Lockdown—that was the subject line of the e-mail I got at work on one of the last days of school this past May. My heart dropped into my stomach. I quickly scrolled down to read the body of the message, though not entirely sure I wanted to.